It’s about population control and eugenics, and it always has been.
Margaret Sanger, founder of the American Birth Control League, now Planned Parenthood, focused on the poor, immigrants, disabled and other minority groups. These remain the primary target clientele for Planned Parenthood today. She believed there were too many of the wrong kind of people: “human weeds,” “reckless breeders,” “human beings who never should have been born.”1 She also said “The only real wealth of our country lies in the men and women of the next generation. A farmer would rather produce a thousand thoroughbreds than a million runts.”2
Abortion is just one of the many ways to achieve the goal of reducing the population.
Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood director writes:
“When I worked at Planned Parenthood, there was something that we were not allowed to talk about. If we didn’t talk about it, then maybe no one else would either. It was called the Jaffe Memo.”
In 1969, then Vice President of Planned Parenthood, Frederick Jaffe, sent a memo to the head of the Population Council, Bernard Berelson. It included a table of “Proposed Measures to Reduce U.S. Fertility.” The Jaffe/Berelson Memo was drawn up by Jaffe as a companion piece to Berelson’s paper, “Beyond Family Planning” published in the Population Council’s February 1969 issue of Studies in Family Planning.
This shocking memo makes suggestions for policy changes to be implemented in order to achieve population control:
It’s shocking how many of these measures they have managed to achieve in the last 43 years.
Scare tactics and social conditioning have convinced people that there is an “over population problem” and that over population poses the greatest threat to humanity. They’ve brainwashed the majority into believing that the only way to save humanity is to greatly reduce the world’s population.
No matter how often and loud they say it, Planned Parenthood has never been about “helping women.” They are about population control and eugenics. That’s why their abortion facilities are located in, or close to, minority communities.
At a 1932 Senate hearing, Margaret Sanger spoke of her “Plan for Peace,”
“The main objectives of the [proposed] Population Congress is to…apply a stern and rigid policy of sterilization and segregation to that grade of population whose progeny is already tainted, or whose inheritance is such that objectionable traits may be transmitted to offspring.”
Sanger and many of the Planned Parenthood board presidents and members were also members of the American Eugenics Society. More proof of their agenda: Margaret Sanger wrote in a letter to Clarence Gamble, Founder of Pathfinder—one of the most militant, well funded organizations promoting population control throughout the world—about her “Negro Project.”
We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. The minister’s work is also important and also he should be trained, perhaps by the Federation [of Eugenicists] as to our ideals and the goal that we hope to reach. We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.
Dr. LaVerne Tolbert, former Planned Parenthood board member stated in, A Planned Parenthood Insider Speaks Out:
During the course of my five-year tenure, we received a lot of literature discussing population control and concern for the growing number of poor people in the United States and developing countries. As a black woman, I wondered why abortion was more necessary for my ethnic group and why this organization fought so hard to give us this “right” when the rights for better education, better jobs and better housing seemed paramount to me.
As taxpayers, you and I are forced to support this agenda through the millions of dollars in government grants to Planned Parenthood.